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What You Can Expect on a Business Trip to Canberra

What You Can Expect on a Business Trip to Canberra
October 17
10:58 2014

As the Federal Capital, at some point in your career you may be sent on a business trip to Canberra, and this week, Bravofly explains what you’ll find when you are there.

Be Ready for a Business Trip to Canberra

Canberra is not only the Federal Capital but the eighth largest city overall and largest inland city in Australia. Furthermore, it has a thriving economy, which means there’s a high chance you’ll be sent to Canberra at some point to represent your company on a business trip.

When you do, you’ll need to know where to stay, where to eat and what to do, so you truly make the most of your experience in this thriving Australian metropolis.

Where to Stay?

After flying for 25 hours, which is the amount of time it takes to get from London to Canberra, you’re going to need somewhere comfortable to rest to ensure you are at your best in the boardroom. Luckily, Canberra has a range of outstanding hotels perfect for the professional set.

When Bravofly reviews the suitably of a hotel for business trips, we look at location, standard of service and amenities.

This is why we would suggest the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Binara Street. Its central location and reputation for service makes it the perfect hotel for business travellers. The Park Hyatt Hotel on Commonwealth Avenue, meanwhile, is a good alternative, as it is especially well equipped for business travellers.

Where to Eat

Once you’ve slept off the jet lag, you’re going to need to know where to grab a bite to eat to ensure you are at your best when you walk into the boardroom. Canberra has a thriving culinary scene and plenty of establishments to go to to sample authentic Australian cuisine.

We’d suggest you try the Sage Restaurant at the Gorman House. We’ve spoken about the Sage’s fantastic cocktail menu in a previous blog, but it’s also famed for its authentic Australian cuisine.

If the Sage isn’t for you, then we’d suggest you try either The Artisan Restaurant on Iluka Street or the Courgette Restaurant on Markus Clarke Street. The former is the perfect spot for sophisticated dining. The latter is so upmarket it was awarded one hat status by the Sydney Morning Herald in 2012.

What to Do

Meanwhile, if you get a break from the boardroom, you need to take some time out of your hectic schedule to appreciate all that Canberra has to offer. As the Federal Capital, it is home to a number of attractions that you should try to visit on your trip to truly understand the nature of the city.

There are two in particular you must visit. The first is the Australian War Memorial. Located on Treloar Crescent, it’s a museum with a poignant focus on those who died fighting for Australia.

Alternatively, if you want to take in a little more culture, then the National Gallery is the place you really have to take the time to visit. Australia’s national art museum, the Parkes Place located gallery is home to 100,000 pieces of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, along with a store of international works you’ll be sure to find fascinating.

Fall in Love with Canberra

This is only an introduction. When you are sent to Canberra to represent your company, there are so many things that you should do, places you should explore and establishments you should frequent. You’ll fall so in love with the city, you’ll want to be transferred there!

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